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€30,229 Euros gross per annum plus benefits

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Term Details:
This position is a LES (Locally Engaged Staff) position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Ireland.



Dublin, Ireland

Closing date for applications:
07-12-2018 At midnight UTC/GMT

Summary of position:
Under general supervision of the Mission Consular Officer, the successful candidate will carry out the objectives of the Management Program by greeting / screening and assisting visitors to the mission referring / directing them to the appropriate program as required; attending to general enquiries on the main central telephone switchboard serving all programs; providing organizational services related to travel and hotel reservations where required; ensuring that the lobby is kept tidy; providing other admin and consular support services; and other duties as required.

Essential qualifications:
Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language. Candidates must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.

• Successful completion of a university degree from a recognized university or equivalent combination of education (college diploma), training and/or relevant experience

• Fluent in English (oral and written)

• Minimum of 1 year’s recent* experience as a Receptionist (*recent is defined as in the last 3 years)


• Minimum of 1 years’ experience in a customer-facing role with data entry experience as part of a role performed in the last 2 years .

Rated Requirements

The Rated Requirements relating to knowledge, abilities and competencies will also be assessed. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.

• Basic knowledge of Canada
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and familiarity with the Word suite of office software

• Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing
• Ability to prioritize workload and multi-task effectively in a high-paced work environment.
• Client Focus
• Attention to Detail
• Initiative and Judgement
• Team-work and co-operation
• Adaptability and Flexibility

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.

• Experience in working for an Embassy or Government Organization
• Work experience in Canada or in an organization with Canadian clients
• Fluency in French

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Hours - 37.5 hours per week, 5 days a week
• The candidate is required to work directly with the public
• Occasional overtime will be required

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Applicants must hold a valid working authorization covering the period of employment. If the employment is of an indeterminate nature, or becomes indeterminate, then the work authorization should be permanent or lead by itself to permanent work authorization. The Canadian Government cannot sponsor a candidate to obtain work authorization documents.
• Obtain and retain an enhanced reliability clearance (security clearance). The appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to Medical Clearance and Reliability Check (RC) obtained by the Administration and Security sections of the Embassy to obtain work authorization documents.

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who are eligible to work in Dublin, Ireland, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. Open to Internal and External candidates. Please note that the Embassy of Canada to Ireland does not sponsor work authorizations directly or indirectly. The Canadian Government is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other factor.

Important Notes:
How to apply
• Candidates are required to upload a CV and a covering letter. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet the essential and, if relevant, the asset qualifications.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected.

• Only applications submitted in one of the official languages of Canada will be accepted (English or French). Candidates are entitled to participate in the recruitment process in the official language of their choice and to indicate their preferred official language in their application
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Please note that some email systems may block emails from unknown users. Candidates should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including junk mail.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Dublin does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews then please let us know during the application process.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Dublin, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the process please send an email to

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